Rafael Jeroným Kubelík (29 June 1914 – 11 August 1996) was a Czech conductor and composer. Kubelík accepted the position of music director of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1961; he remained until 1979, when he retired. Kubelík's association with the Bavarian Radio Symphony is generally regarded as the high point of his career, both artistically and professionally.
Sir Neville Marriner studied the violin at the Royal College of Music and then at the Paris Conservatoire. While playing in the London Symphony Orchestra he founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in 1959.